Truck Accident Lawyers in Nashville
America is reliant upon commercial trucks to transport produce and other goods throughout the country. These trucks vary in their size, but most are large and weigh up to 80,000 pounds; whereas, the average car weighs only 4,000 pounds. While it would be an ideal situation for commercial trucks to have their own roads, this is not the current model; thus, they share the roads with all other drivers. Sadly, when an accident occurs, it is often the occupants in smaller vehicles who are injured.
According to the available data by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FMCSA, there are at least 500,000 commercial truck accidents each year. Of these, nearly 5,000 people will lose their life and another 100,000 people will suffer injuries. As a truck accident lawyer in Nashville might explain, more often than not, the truck driver will escape the collision unscathed.
In both Tennessee and the U.S. as a whole, there are very strict state and federal laws, rules, and procedures that all truck companies and drivers must adhere to. For example, there are laws that regulate mandatory maintenance checks, inspections, break times, and so forth. Not only do these rules need to be followed, but they also must be recorded in the log books. In the event of any legislation being broken, the company and/or driver may be responsible. The right truck accident lawyer in Nashville, TN can review these logs to determine whether or not they have been followed. Furthermore, they can assist in determining the condition of the truck, as well as, what might have led to the accident.Finding the Cause behind the Accident:
Often accidents are just that; "accidents". However, we often find in trucking cases that the accident is really a product of the trucking company violating laws to increase its profits. The more hours a truck can run the more money the company can make. Unfortunately, the more hours a truck runs the more exhausted the driver becomes. A tired driver and a large truck is a deadly combination. That is why we feel it is important to insure that the law was being followed. To investigate a truck case properly we use experts to examine the driver's logs, computer information, truck maintenance and other evidence to recreate any events that may have contributed to the accident. It is our hope that by exposing illegal trucking operation and its consequences we can prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
Nashville Personal Injury Attorney Jim Higgins can help “level the playing field” by helping men, women, children, and families who have been injured in a truck accident. We understand how devastating these collisions can be, and often, they involve life changing repercussions that may involve an immaculate amount of pain and suffering. Rest assured, we have the necessary resources, skills, and experience to be your legal advocate. You can rely on The Higgins Firm to provide you with the personal service you need to get the results you deserve.
The Higgins Firm can help you recovery the money needed so you can pay medical and other bills that can accumulate during your recovery. All attorneys’ fees are deducted from the truck accident settlement at the conclusion of your case, so you pay no fee unless the case is successful. If you have been injured or a loved one has been injured or killed in a fatal Nashville tractor-trailer truck accident, it is important to consider your legal options.
The Higgins Firm has the experience and success in this area because each case is thoroughly analyzed to determine just what caused this accident. We enlist the help of trucking experts in every case involving 18-wheeler accidents to help injured clients throughout Nashville and all of Tennessee. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck or big rig, call Jim Higgins at 1.800.705.2121 to fight for your rights! No matter what kind of truck accident has caused you injury, we can help. Contact us online for a free consultation.
We have an office in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville Tennessee, however we serve clients throughout the nation. We have lawyers licensed in Kentucky, Georgia, Texas and Illinois.
Contact us online or call us at 800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.